In addition to starting Euclid this week, on Tuesday students began studying The Consolation of Philosophy, which Boethius wrote in 524 A.D. while in prison awaiting his martyrdom. The book is presented in the form of a dialogue between Boethius and Lady Philosophy, in which they discuss evil, happiness, suffering, fate, God, and free will. In short, it’s the perfect work to tie up the big questions that the students have been pondering for the last week and a half! During the Middle Ages, it was the second most popular work after the Bible; at the College, students read it during sophomore seminar.
When classes let out, there was another dance practice, during which students practiced their waltz and swing steps, attempting to master the nuances of ballroom dance. The bookstore/gift shop was also open so the students could browse and purchase College apparel and other items. Later, after recreation, study hall, and rosary, everyone gathered in St. Joseph Commons for Open Mic Night, which gave the group’s performers an opportunity to share their talents. It was an evening full of the melodious sounds of the violin, piano, and guitar, as well as several comedic skits, and, of course, singing. Everyone had a great time with all the laughter, music, and camaraderie.